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Cycling Glossary - Word of the Day

Taylor, Major
Marshall Taylor (nicknamed "Major"), was the second internationally famous African American professional athlete and arguably the best American cyclist, ever. Though he was regularly bullied by racist competitors who ganged up to defeat him; restricted by race promoters who allowed only white racers; and even harassed by death threats, Taylor excelled  becoming world and American champion in 1899, setting many world records and receiving a $10,000-a-year salary.